Long-running French stage race cancelled due to lack of police motorcycle support

La Méditerranéenne will not take place in 2017 after the Gendarmerie could not provide support due to lack of staff

Steve Cummings on his way to placing 4th on Stage 4 and winning the overall title of the 2014 Tour Mediterraneen

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

La Méditerranéenne will not take place this year, after the event organiser confirmed that the Gendarmerie could not provide motorcycle support for the race.

The race - formerly known as the Tour of the Mediterranean - was reduced from four to two days in December, and was due to take place over February 11-12, comprising a road stage and a time trial.

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Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.